Search continues for five fishermen still missing after boat accident

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/19
By: Lu Kang-chun, Wang Chao-yu and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) The search was continuing Saturday night for five fishermen who 201509190019t0001were still missing after a Taiwanese fishing boat capsized off the coast of Taoyuan following a collision with a cargo ship a day earlier, coast guard authorities said.

Four fishermen on board the boat were confirmed dead Saturday, including the 66-year-old Taiwanese skipper Chi Wan-der (紀萬得), said Hsinchu coast guard officers, who are leading the search and rescue effort.

The other three who died in the accident were two Chinese fishermen, ages 31 and 49, and a 33-year-old Indonesian, the coast guard said.

The four bodies have been brought back to Tamsui Harbor and the search and rescue work is continuing into the night, the coast guard said.     [FULL  STORY]

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